Jon Swan

The Ones Who Got Away
New & Selected Poems
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l. Flight from Manhattan

The Buddhaphone
Metropolitan Life
The Story Line
The Social Contract
On the Longing for a Cigarette
The Reprieve
Out of the Box
Flight from Manhattan
Among Commuters
At the Suburban Station
Hopper's "Gas," 1940
The View from Gansevoort Pier
Taking the Plunge

III. A Flight of Birds and a Bat

On Forgetting to Buy a Newspaper the Day Before Yesterday
The Magpie
Idyll, with Siren
The Flight Lesson
Circle, with Penguins
Heaven and Earth
When Wren
Arioso for William Russo
 The Cardinal Is
 Angel Food
People and Bats

lV. Arrival & Departures

Old Man Descending
By Winter-Kitchen Light
Afterlife of a Poet
Skiing with Jonathan Edwards
The Dragonfly
The Great Wave
Camille Claudel’s “La Vague
A History of Art
Ancient Antissa
Ionian Eclogue
Dunes Moving
Brittenburg: A Sea-Level Tale
At First Endlessly
Now or Then

V. The Ones Who Got Away

The Ones Who Got Away
For Hazir
Reflections on a Line by Anna Akhmatova

VI. Satirical Verse

The Birth of the Banana Republic!

The Birth of the Banana Republic: Florida 2000
The Story Line
The Man in Blue: Total Information Awareness
 The Vial: 2/6/03

A Garland for the Gasbag

The Great Gas Bag
One for the Groper!
The Fish Mistaken for a Man  
Taps, Muted